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.org. >>> the family tree is the maryland chapter of parents anonymous and prevent child abuse america. >>> in the wake of the west virginia mine explosion, president obama promises sweeping safety reviews. 29 men were killed in the country's worst mining accident in 40 years. that has prompted the launch of a federal review of mines with troubling safety records. the president said mine owners will be held accountable for failing to make prevent tive -- preventative safety measures. >>> steelers say they will discipline their quarterback, ben roethlisberger. roethlisberger was not charged in the case of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old in georgia. the star quarterback recently met with commissioner roger goodell concerning that incident. a final decision is expected after next week's college draft. >>> we continue to follow breaking news out of jessop county. let's go back to captain mike perry for an update. mike? >> reporter: hello, kai. things still hopping here along northbound 95. in jessop, howard county. as a box truck has overturned. it's been about 40 minutes now since the initial accident o
job seekers turn -- a thousand job seekers turned out for the keep america working tour today. andrea fujii explains the economy is gaining strength. >> reporter: gordon johnson hasn't had a job in two years. he's a truck driver. and hopes he'll find some kind of work here. >> reporter: i'm basically willing to do anything that would get me gainfully employed. >> reporter: he's not alone. labor statistics show 8.3% of marylanders are unemployed. the keep america working tour, sponsored by monster.com, is hoping to help change that. they brought about 25 companies to towson, offering nearly 350 jobs. >> reporter: this is the second year for this event. some organizers say there are dozens more jobs being offered this year, as compared to last. >> with the economy, starting to stabilize and turn the other way, we're seeing more opportunities out there for people. >> reporter: come july, marjorie hicks will be unemployed. she's already applied to 30 different positions. but no luck. >> it's either or we have several other applicants reviewing right now. >> reporter: experts say the econo
. >>> every consumer in america, living in an older home that hires a plumber, an election, -- electrician, a painter, someone to do window replacement, should be looking for that certification saying that they know how to deal with lead-based participate. -- paint. >> reporter: it's based in baltimore. she says the rules apply to buildings constructed before 1978, when lawmakers ban lead paint nationwide. there are still thousands of homes with lead paint chips left behind. >> it's a huge step for many reasons. number 1, we don't have a lot of legislation that helps us with the chronic problem of children who are poisoned in homeowner-occupied properties. >> reporter: the problem of lead-paint poisonings, especially with children has plagued for years. it can cause mental retardation and death in children. >> they reported more than 14,000 lead poisoning cases. by 2008, that number had dropped more significantly. to just over 700 cases. >> it's well overdue. and it's certainly time we get busy doing this. >> this can be a problem for adults as well, causing impotence in them. >> thank you
america but then got caught. what new punishment the balloon boy's family is facing. >>> an apparent armed robbery near towson university leaves a normally quiet neighborhood on edge. i'm andrea fujii. that story is coming up on wjz eyewitness news. >>> a young mother disappears. police run into a strange problem as they sear,,,,,,,,,, hi! welcome to progressive.com. come on in, and i'll give you a free quote. quote and compare in about 8 minutes. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> it's 6:29. 54 degrees with light rain. good evening. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. college students are concerned for their safety. as andrea fujii explains, neighbors in the choir community are also worried. >> within a mile of towson university, students say up to seven armed men kicked in their front door on berk avenue. >> the one guy had gone to the rest of the mall. and they just came up to him. told him if he moved it, they were going to shoot him. >> reporter: it happened early tuesday morning, when sean's roommate was home alone. he said they took four lap
will help honor america's firefighters. they are donating $100,000 to the national fallen firefighters association. some locations are also taking donations to benefit your local fire charity. practice leans and -- practical -- practice leans and cream coming my way. >>> the druid hill family center ymca is improving its look in a three-day revitalization project. andrea fujii explains that this important resource from the neighborhood is now asking for the community's help. >>> cleaning up, druid hill avenue is just part of the ymca's revitalization project. >> good job, xavier. >> 4-year-old xavier is just one of the 200 volunteers who are helping spruce up the building and neighborhood. >> and i love for them to come to a great community where it's nice and clean and safe and they can play and have a good time. >> reporter: they are also part of the 300 people who come through the y's doors every day. overall, membership is down. and for years, the facility has brought a deficit. >> it's a safe haven. it's a safe place for kids to come and play meaningful activities. >> reporter: ma
legacy. feel the love. >> reporter: stop someone on any street in america and chances are, you will find a chronic health problem. >> a little high on the cholesterol. >> i have high cholesterol, yes. >> this man has high blood pressure. >> hopefully i can get off this medication. >> reporter: they have plenty of company. the centers for disease control has startling new data about the state of our health. 45% of americans, almost half the entire adult population has high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes. conditions that are killing us. >> each one of these conditions is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. which is one of the leading causes of death in the u.s. >> reporter: 14%over americans have two of the conditions and 3% are struggling with all three. the cause, science points to americans growing waistline, we are eating too much and exercising too little. the latest statistics show that 1/3 of americans are obese. >> if you eat too much fast food and don't exercise you can end up in that situation. >> reporter: conditions that should shorten lives, but there is go
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america's skies safe. they're now using a list of characteristics, provided by u.s. intelligence agencies to snag suspected terrorists before they board airplanes. screeners will still search for names on the government's no- fly list. but they'll also look at travelers' physical descriptions and where they've traveled before. passengers departing from baltimore give mixed news. >> don't see any problem with it at all. increased security is good for everybody. >> i just wish that they did security that made sense that was consistent and that seems to really make a difference. >> reporter: the changes announced friday replace the current policy, which is only 3 months old. it singles out passengers there 14 countries, most of them muslim, for additional screening. >> that procedure came in response to the failed attempt to blow up a plane over detroit on christmas day. the new rules will apply to all travelers arriving in the u.s. from any foreign destination. >> it is a system that we think is much more effective, much more efficient, much more concentrated of a threat as we see it. >> re
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